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Chris Duncan vs Omar Morales report
Who won Duncan vs Morales?
Chris Duncan beat Omar Morales by split decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC 286, on Saturday 18th March 2023 at o2 Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Chris Duncan.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Duncan vs Morales stats
Chris Duncan stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 7 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Omar Morales made his way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Duncan had a massive power advantage over Morales, boasting at 86% knock out percentage over Morales' 18%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Morales had a massive advantage over Duncan, boosting at 45% submission rate over Duncan's 14%.
Chris Duncan was the younger man by 37 years, at years old.
Duncan had a height advantage of 1 inch over Morales.
Duncan was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2018, 6 year and 4 months later than Morales, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 9 less professional rounds, 21 to Morales' 30.
Morales' last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Duncan vs Morales?
Chris Duncan was a 87/100 (-110) favourite going into the contest, while Omar Morales made his way into the ring at 19/20 (-110) with oddsmakers.
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